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Read our reports relating to the impact of the Wales Coast Path on health benefits, the Welsh tourism economy as well as path visitor insights
While the coast path is important for the Welsh economy, it is also seen as an important initiative in encouraging both locals and visitors to discover and enjoy Wales’ outdoor spaces and the health and welfare benefits it can provide.
In addition to funding from the Welsh Government and the coastal local authorities of approximately £2 million per year, the European Regional Development Fund allocated nearly £4 million over four years in support of the project. Welsh Government is committed to the long term future of the Wales Coast Path and is funding a two year programme totalling £1.15 million to further improve the Path during 2013/14.
Our reports relate to the impact of the Wales Coast Path on health benefits, the Welsh tourism economy as well as path visitor insights. There have been reports commissioned which looks at the economic impacts and the health benefits of walking the path. There is also the latest visitor survey report in 2015 which looks at the number of people walking the path but also reveals some useful and interesting demographic information of our customers.
The reports can be downloaded as PDF files.